Stayed at the Balmoral for two nights. Found the staff to be very accommodating and gracious.
The first room was located in the back of the hotel and was cramped and dark. We requested an upgrade ($10/night) and got a room on the front side overlooking Central Avenue. The street scenes are fun to watch. There was virtually no noise when the windows and curtains were closed.
Breakfast buffet was good with sausage, fruit, breads, and eggs cooked to order.
Location is convenient for downtown business, restaurants, and several great bakeries....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel San Jose
- Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose